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Video of Japan politician weeping goes viral

One site for the video drew nearly 640,000 views, as of Thursday.

By: Associated Press | Tokyo |
Updated: July 3, 2014 9:38:03 am
Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura cries during a press conference in Kobe, western Japan.(Source: AP) Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura cries during a press conference in Kobe, western Japan.(Source: AP)

A video clip of a weeping Japanese politician accused of dubious spending has gone viral, leaving many outraged and puzzled.

The video shows Ryutaro Nonomura, 47, a Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman, bursting into tears, uttering nonsensical phrases and banging on the desk.

WATCH: Weeping politician video goes viral

One site for the video drew nearly 640,000 views, as of Thursday.

His news conference Wednesday followed a Kobe Shimbun newspaper report this week that raised questions about Nonomura’s visiting the hot springs 106 times last year, using public money.

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Such visits were not illegal and had been reported to the assembly office, but totaled 3 million yen ($300,000).

Calls are rising for Nonomura to give an explanation.

Hyogo legislators get 500,000 yen ($5,000) a month for expenses, including travel.

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